The Cube Houses (or Pole Houses or Tree Houses) were designed by architect Piet Blom who wanted to design a kind of village within the city and saw the houses as trees and the whole development area as a wood. ‘Blaakse Bos’ in Dutch means Blaakse Wood.
The Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube) is a furnished museum house specially designed and constructed to let the visitor experience life inside a Cube House. Models, photo panels and screens provide extra information about the Blaakse Bos housing development.
The Cube Houses are tipped to one side, as it were, making three sides face the ground and three the sky. Small-scale businesses, shops, a school and a children’s playground are on the traffic-free promenade below.
The Kijk-Kubus is open seven days a week from 11:00 to 17:00.
You can get to the Kijk-Kubus by tram, metro or bus. Blaak metro station is right outside the door, and there are three parking garages in the immediate vicinity.
Piet Blom / 1978-1984
* You receive a 25% discount on the entry fee with the Rotterdam Welcome Card *